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Event ID:  8565
Contact Name:  Lauren Levay
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Contact Phone:  705-474-0400 ext 2368
Organization:  The City of North Bay
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Dates:  3rd October 2015 to 9th October 2015
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Type:  Public
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Country:  Canada
State/Province:  Ontario
City:  North Bay
Event Name:  YYB North Bay World Space Week
Event Description:  For the first time, YYB North Bay is hosting an event in celebration of the internationally recognized World Space Week. It will be a three-day event, focusing on Industry, Education, and the Community. Please visit for more details.
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Report on the Results:  YYB North Bay World Space was a three day event focused on Industry, Education and Community. Education Day saw students from across the Nipissing district explore a variety of displays and activities that inspired and promoted education and careers in science, technology, engineering, robotics, astronomy and mathematics, fields which will be required to support the city and region’s future aerospace ambitions. Partnership with 22 Wing/CFB North Bay & Canadore College was essential. Facilities and staff provided by partners ensured that the three-day event was successful. Industry Day on October 8th was held at Canadore College's Aviation Technology campus and attracted over 60 participants from aerospace and space-related companies and organizations. Industry Day saw international, national, and local companies come together to present, learn, and discuss opportunities and to consider collaborative efforts in research, development and production. Education Day and Community Day (October 9th & 10th) hosted at 22 Wing/CFB North Bay's facilities saw participation from 979 area students and attracted approximately 500 members from the general public, respectively. Effective management by a small team of volunteers was crucial, as was the detailed event planning. There were planetariums led by The Canadian Ecology Centre and Science North as well as hands on activities. Local FIRST Robotics teams came together to put their student created robots on display and allow others to test their skills at controlling them. The North Bay Astronomy Club had large telescopes on display, the Nipissing Rock and Mineral Club had tektite samples on display, S3's SOAR shuttle model was present, as well as 21 Squadron's Saphhire Satellite model. Rob Godwin was on hand with his many authored space books for sale and to share his knowledge of the history of space flight and recent discovery of a Canadian forming the basis of rocket powered space flight 30 years earlier than previously thought. Jaymie Matthews, UBC astrophysics gave several lectures to the students and to the general public about Canada's MOST satellite and our role in continuing to find exoplanets daily. Hundreds of people attended the open house style Community Day activities at CFB North Bay. Similar to the activities offered during Education Day, the public got to interact with the groups and display and some were treated to an inspiring guest appearance by Col. Chris Hadfield who visited the site in an effort to promote and draw attention to the YYB North Bay World Space Week initiative. The three day event concluded with a sold out show at the Capitol Centre featuring Col. Chris Hadfield. The event received local and national coverage and positioned YYB North Bay very favorably as a centre of space and aerospace excellence on a national and international scale. The event was truly a community effort and it was amazing to see so many organization and members of the community come together to make it happen.
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